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General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 9 December 2021

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1

In the printing industry what is a proofreader asked to do?

A
Correct a text's errors in typography, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and formatting
B
Check a text for errors in grammar etc, consistency, continuity and fact, and for legal issues
C
Canvass a text with focus groups
D
Ensure that what is stated in a text is proven within the text
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2

In the various Conventions for SOLAS, in 1914, 1929, 1948, 1960 and 1974, what does the second "S" stand for?

A
Sports
B
Sea
C
Societies
D
Science
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3

What links the US, 2 May 2011 and Abbottabad in Pakistan?

A
Military confrontation on the Durand Line
B
The flight of the first UAV (drone)
C
The death of Osama bin Laden
D
The first Taco Bell restaurant opens in Pakistan
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4

What was the first event to be competed in the modern Olympic Games?

A
Weightlifting
B
Discus
C
100m qualifying heat
D
Fencing
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5

What was the title of the novelty single released by the Israeli duo Esther and Abi Ofarim, number one for 3 weeks in the UK in 1968, that features yodelling and 1920s-style lyrics and music?

A
The Legend of Xanadu
B
The Mighty Quinn
C
Cinderella Rockefeller
D
Everlasting Love
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6

A species of elk is named after which of these US presidents?

A
John Kennedy
B
Theodore Roosevelt
C
Jimmy Carter
D
Abraham Lincoln
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7

Tableland, large flat elevated areas sitting above cliffs, is sometimes called what?

A
Flatlands
B
Plains
C
Mesa
D
Plateau
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